Scottish Climbing Conditions Blog

Welcome to the West Coast Mountain Guides diary and conditions page, which is updated regularly throughout the year.  During the winter, there will be plenty of up-to-date information and reports regarding the latest mixed and ice climbing and mountaineering conditions in the Scottish Highlands, and in particular, on Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor and in Glencoe.  We’ll also be posting accounts of our latest trips, both work and play.

If you have any up-to-date conditions reports and photos that we can include in our blog, please drop us an email:
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Ben Nevis Ridges

The weekend has been amazing warm weather, ideal for being…
July 25, 2021/by Ken Applegate

Blacks peaks above a sea of white.

I think the inversion today was better than yesterday, from…
July 20, 2021/by Ken Applegate

MacKenzie’s Halo.

A truly wonderful day in the Cuillin. A muggy walk in and…
July 19, 2021/by Ken Applegate

Ideal Cullin conditions.

The other week Dave was out with Steve and Janet for 4 days…
July 12, 2021/by Ken Applegate

Changeable conditions on the Cuillin.

On Friday and Saturday Dave was traversing the Cuillin with…
July 11, 2021/by Ken Applegate

A fine route on a fine day.

On Tuesday Dave was out with John who wanted to summit Sgurr…
July 1, 2021/by Ken Applegate

Sublime conditions on the Cuillin.

Yesterday Dave was out with Campbell, Stuart and Mark for…
June 29, 2021/by Ken Applegate

Timing it right, on the Cuillin for a Summer solstice traverse.

Josh, Mehmet and Dave started their weeks with a perfect…
June 23, 2021/by Ken Applegate

A sociable Aonach Eagach.

Dave was out on the Aonach Eagach today with Katrina, Alec…
June 12, 2021/by Ken Applegate

Challenging conditions on Skye.

What a forecast for a 4 day Munro course, each day had rain…
June 11, 2021/by Ken Applegate

We’ve had a busy few weeks in the Cuillin, teams traversing, teams completing th

We’ve had a busy few weeks in the Cuillin, teams traversing,…
June 4, 2021/by Ken Applegate

All quiet on the Aonach Eagach, Glencoe

Yesterday, Dave was out guiding Claire and Zoe along the Aonach…
May 27, 2021/by Ken Applegate
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